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Preposterous question....

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 02:10

My dad is pretty handy in the kitchen too, like Frank he cooks himself a breakfast every morning, gets his own lunch, gets mum some toast or cereal for her breakfast and make all their tea and coffee.

I have known him, in the past, to cook a roast, with yorkshire puds. I think it may have something to do with his upbringing, if they wanted a dinner, they had to go and catch it first!

He has always washed his own underwear, wouldnt dream of letting us women do that, thats private stuff! He can sew and knit, he taught me.

I think a combination of sport and Navy training have a bit to do with. For almost 91 he's pretty remarkable, oh, and he has very acute hearing and is still on the ball with everything, including his ipad he had for Christmas last year.

He is definitely far from stupid.


rag doll cat?

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 01:51

There really is Gran and they are beautiful, when you pick them up they go all floppy, soft and squishy. Where did you hear about them, I would love one but I would think they hundreds of pounds

......the good guys

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 00:23

Verdun, what would you think about Terrys apple tree, any ideas?


Posted: 15/12/2014 at 23:54


Edd wrote (see)

Most members on here Billie Bilton.

The map is now showing me as living about 50 miles away from where I am.

......the good guys

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 23:23

I feel that the other trees you ordered are not of the small type, that is why they are bigger.

The little one is a small tree only a max of 3 mts and it will take quite a few years to reach that.

I think that would be about right for a small tree.

Is it or was it shooting, can you see buds forming, you could always wait till March then tell them its dead, personally, I think its ok for the type it is.

Preposterous question....

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 21:09

Cornish beer, it'll blow your socks off Fishy. My daughter lives in St Austell, nothing to do with beer'

And of course, your loo will have come from Cornwall as well. Originally. They also grow good spuds and lovely caulis. 


Posted: 15/12/2014 at 19:08

For me I may as well buy the cheapest I can get because I am always losing them.

I have tried expensive ones and cheap ones, they all get themselves lost among the flower beds, I have found a couple of pairs when cutting down now.

I have a lovely pair at the moment, swivel handle, so nice and easy. 

slow growing crocosmia

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 18:52

Welcome Lisa.

Just dig up what you dont want, it is ramant and needs keeping in check.

It grows very wild everywhere down here in Devon and Cornwall.

There is a distinct difference between montbretia and crocosmia, the first pulls up very easy, the other one needs to be dug.

I keep mine to small round clumps about 12 ot 14 inches across, then pull up anything outside that circle.

Its a usefull plant if you have a big garden, mine is never without leaves so its lovely in the winter. Pale green shoots now about 6inches tall.

large beds

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 18:35

So right Verdun, all around the garden it I see signs of it springing into life, hellebores in bud, aquilegia showing all the new tiny leaves, bulbs popping up, lots of things just waiting.

Your garden sounds just like mine was, all grass, dad had put shrubs around the egde but wasnt much on flowers, he liked his vegi plots best.

Conservatories are brilliant for getting the seeds going, I start mine off in the kitchen, then out to the conservatory, then to the greenhouses or the plastic ones, if Incan find them after the winter winds.

I just cannot grow cyclamen, dont know why, too damp maybe?

I saw a gorgeous huge frog in the pond, he was biege and white mottled, just laying on the bottom, when I looked in, he just tilted his head to look at me.

I had a strange bird here today, well, strange to me, he was running up and down an old rotting post, very eratic, picking insects out, at first I thought it was a rat by the movement, it was the shape of the nuthatch, but bigger and was very pale cream with the most strikingly white breast. Anyone know?

Family traits

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 18:18

I hope I dont inherit my dads hair, he's bald with a beard. Talking of beards.......

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